Climate change is affecting our planet now more than every, and people may have a bigger part in this worldwide issue than they realize. Different media outlets have tried to advertize easy, day to day choices we can make to help reduce our carbon footprints. Typically, these suggestions have been things like take shorter showers, turning the water off while brushing your teeth, or carpooling as much as possible. There could be a relatively easier change to implement; one that substantially helps. Studies have shown that one of the most dangerous and harmful industries to our planet is the meat industry. It contributes to almost half of the greenhouse gases, more than the entire transportation sector combined. One of the most advertised solutions to combat our carbon footprints is to limit our contributions to greenhouse gases, one the most harmful phenomenons facing our planet. As stated so in an article by Sharon Palmer, plant-based nutrition expert, “…the greenhouse gas emissions for a vegan diet are 41.7 percent lower compared with non-vegetarians…” (Sharon 2015). Making conscious decisions throughout our day to day lives regarding nutrition could be the easy solution many environmentalists are looking for.
Tags: carbon footprint Climate Change environment health vegan veganism